Marda Loop Justice Film Festival 2016

Human rights, environmental, and socially concerned documentary film and art!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016

11th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival 2016

November 15-20, 2016
John Dutton Theatre, Central Library - 
616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB
Globe Cinema - 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
River Park Church - 3818 14 A Street SW, Calgary, AB
EMMEDIA - 351 11 Ave SW #203, Calgary, AB
FREE Admission

The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival has been sharing human rights, environmental,
and socially significant documentary films since 2006.

The 11th annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival will feature 25 socially conscious film screenings in four Calgary venues over six days in November.

It includes 15 feature and 10 short films, with titles coming from countries around the world, and topics ranging from human rights and social justice to environmental issues.

As in the past, film screenings will be followed by stage visits from featured guests, including film directors, local and international artists and experts, who will discuss important current issues with audiences.

“Creating an opportunity for experts to discuss the issues in community with concerned Calgarians is one of the things that makes these film screenings unique,” says Marda Loop Justice Film Festival spokesperson Caitlin Logan. “The fact that we’re still able to offer them at no cost to viewers is another.”

This year’s featured guests include France Benoit, director of Guardians of Eternity, a film that looks at the potential human and environmental costs of an arsenic storage facility. Local filmmakers who produced 19 Days, one of five Syrian Refugee Stories in the lineup, will also make an appearance.

Programmers considered nearly 1,000 documentary films in selecting this year’s lineup. Other notable additions include Good Business, the story of a retail giant rising to transform South African post-apartheid society for the good; and Sonic Sea, a film directed by the national Resource Defence Council which explores the relationship between rising levels of ship noise and rising stress, injury and death rates in ocean animals.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 15
12:15 PM Thailand’s Seafood Slave (14 min) - Globe Cinema
7:00 PM Angry Inuk (82 min) CPL- John Dutton Theatre  (Everyday Activist Review >)
Wednesday, November 16
12:15 PM Once Upon a Time There Was a Man (26 min) & We Regret to Inform You (12 min) - Globe Cinema  (Everyday Activist Review >)
7:00 PM A Syrian Love Story (78 min) CPL- John Dutton Theatre  (Everyday Activist Review >)
Thursday, November 17
12:15 PM Life in Syntropy (15 min) - Globe Cinema  (Everyday Activist Review >)
7:00 PM Future Baby (91 min) CPL- John Dutton Theatre  (Everyday Activist Review >)
Friday, November 18
12:15 PM Good Business (25 min) - Globe Cinema
7:00 PM National Bird (92 min) - River Park Auditorium
7:50 PM Cecilia (83 min) - Emmedia*
9:00 PM Bugs (74 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)
Saturday, November 19
12:30 PM The Apology (97 min) - River Park Auditorium
2:45 PM Raped (52 min) - River Park Auditorium
4:10 PM The Age of Consequences (80 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)
6:00 PM A Haunting History (70 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)
7:45 PM Call me Dad (80 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)
8:15 PM The Archipelago (40 min) - Emmedia*  (Everyday Activist Review >)
Sunday, November 20
12:30 PM Ghostland (86 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)
2:30 PM Guardians of Eternity (45 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)
3:50 PM Leak in Paradise (77 min) - River Park Auditorium
5:45 PM 4 Syrian Shorts (60 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)
7:15 PM Sonic Sea (60 min) - River Park Auditorium  (Everyday Activist Review >)

ABOUT MLJFF

At the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, we present some of the world’s best documentaries on the issues that are important to us as individuals, Canadians, global citizens, and humans. We’ve brought these influential documentaries from international filmmakers to more than 25,000 people in the Calgary area and across Canada, and thanks to our sponsors, we’ve done it free of charge.

Since our start in 2006, we’ve grown 100%, from a three-day festival with two venues to a six-day festival in four venues. In addition to the annual festival, we also present justREEL, a year-round film series.

In 2015, the documentaries we presented were chosen from a submission pool of more than 900 filmmakers from 91 countries. Every screening, whether it’s a festival presentation or part of justREEL, includes a discussion with the filmmaker or experts on the film’s topic; these conversations are lively, inclusive and enlightening, occasionally charged or even contentious, but always thought-provoking.

Good Films. Do Good.

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NOTE: The showtimes listed on CalgaryMovies.com come directly from the theatres' announced schedules, which are distributed to us on a weekly basis. All showtimes are subject to change without notice or recourse to CalgaryMovies.com.